Do you ever wonder about what your unborn baby might be doing inside the womb, and whether your baby is sleeping or awake?
Ever wondered how your daily routine affects your baby in the womb?
If these questions about your unborn baby sound exciting to you, then you’ll surely like to read about the things we’re going to discuss in this article today.
Have you ever asked yourself how long do babies sleep in the womb, or what they do inside or have you felt your baby’s movements yet?
Instead of thinking too much about it, let’s get right into the details.
You will be surprised to know that your unborn baby will actually start to pee inside the amniotic sac itself, by as early as around the eighth week. However, initially the amount of urine that your unborn will produce will be really tiny, but as your baby reaches towards the 13th week of pregnancy, from then till about the 16th week of pregnancy, your baby will start to pee more. This is also a function of the fact that by around this time in the pregnancy, your unborn baby’s kidneys will become fully developed.
While it may sound really gross to some, the truth is that when your unborn baby is in the womb, it can also start drinking its own pee. And this your baby will do in combination with the amniotic sac fluid, which means that your baby will start to drink a mix of the pee and the amniotic fluid from somewhere around the 10th or 11th week of your pregnancy.
Have you ever asked yourself how much do babies sleep in the womb or how often do babies sleep in the womb?
If you did think about this, you are definitely not alone. A lot of expecting parents and sometimes even their families and friends are so excited to try and feel any kicks from the unborn baby inside that they try to figure out whether the baby is awake or asleep in there.
But did you know that when the baby is still in the womb, it spends almost all its time just being asleep? In fact, your unborn baby will be in a kind of REM like stage of sleep, or the Rapid Eye Movement stage of sleep, and the sudden kicks that you do feel are a result of your unborn baby’s sudden kicks and jerks as part of this REM cycle of sleep.
You’re probably also always excited to know when do babies sleep in the womb and if you will be able to differentiate between the time they are awake and the time they are fast asleep. While not everything that you do through the day will affect your unborn baby or make them sleep or wake up in the womb, there are certain actions that can definitely have an impact.
This means that, if you are sleepy, or maybe if you are actually sleeping, it can also somewhat help your baby to feel sleepy or fall asleep inside the womb itself.
Your movements through the day can actually help to lull your baby to sleep, especially if you are walking slowly, rocking yourself, and even just doing your simple everyday activities that do not involve too much noise or movement.
The fact is, your baby will sleep a lot in the womb, almost all the time, and this will increase to its highest around the last few weeks of the pregnancy. However, speak to your doctor about how often you should be able to feel your baby’s movements so that you know baby is fine in there.